On May 12 at noon, every nurse around the world is invited to pause, take a moment of silence or create a healing ceremony or ritual in celebration and dedication of the heart and spirit of nursing.

On May 12 at noon, every nurse around the world is invited to pause, take a moment of silence or create a healing ceremony or ritual in celebration and dedication of the heart and spirit of nursing.

We will create a wave of healing consciousness as nurses world-wide observe this moment. Our collective goal is to reach every nurse in the world with this message. Please take the time to distribute this message by letter, phone, fax, e-mail, meetings, networks, and one-on-one sharing.

During this 24-hour period, nurses around the world will:

  • Honor Florence Nightingale and her legacy to modern nursing
  • Honor the strength and wisdom of our nursing mission
  • Reconnect with the fire and the soul, the sense of calling in nursing
  • Acknowledge the interconnections and oneness of nurses in the personal, political, social, and scientific domains
  • Relight the lamp and carry the vision of caring and healing into the new millennium